DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory
WordPress Tracking Code Manager Plugin
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: DC-2017-01-020
Advisory Title: WordPress Tracking Code Manager Plugin Multiple
Software: WordPress Tracking Code Manager
Software Language: PHP
Version: 1.11.1 and below
Vendor Status: Vendor contacted
Release Date: 2017-05-10
1. General Overview
During the security audit of Tracking Code Manager plugin for
WordPress CMS, multiple vulnerabilities were discovered using
DefenseCode ThunderScan application source code security analysis
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2. Software Overview
According to the developers, Tracking Code Manager is a plugin to
manage all your tracking code and conversion pixels, simply.
Compatible with Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, WooCommerce, Easy
Digital Downloads, WP eCommerce.
It has more than 40,000 downloads on wordpress.org.
3. Brief Vulnerability Description
During the security analysis, ThunderScan discovered Cross-Site
Scripting and remote Denial of Service vulnerabilities in Tracking
Code Manager plugin. Denial of Service requires only one visit to a
specific URL and whole WordPress becomes completely unresponsive until
restart. DoS is based upon the ability of the user to select and call
a function of its choice (while safisfying specific conditions). By
making a recursive call to the function that handles the request
(tcmp_do_action()) DoS can easily be accomplished.
Both vulnerabilities can be found in the settings section of the
plugin, and can be remotely triggered due to missing nonce token and
validation. Since the DoS vulnerability relies on GET requests, is
missing the nonce token, the vulnerability is also directly exposed to
attack vectors such as Cross Site request forgery (CSRF).
DoS vulnerability was confirmed on windows OS.
3.1 Cross-Site Scripting
URL Parameter: tcmp_action
3.2. Denial of Service
Vendor should resolve the security issues in next release. All users
are strongly advised to update WordPress Tracking Code Manager plugin
to the latest available version as soon as the vendor releases an
Discovered with DefenseCode ThunderScan Source Code Security Analyzer
by Neven Biruski
6. Disclosure Timeline
04/04/2017 Vendor contacted
07/04/2017 Vendor responded: "We will fix it in the next update"
10/05/2017 Advisory released to the public
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